Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is quite common in almost 15 to 20 percent of women of reproductive age. Hormonal imbalance is the main reason behind this condition, which leads to the growth of fluid-filled sacs on the ovaries.
You may experience irregular or absent periods if you have this condition. This may also lead to hair loss or excess hair growth, acne, weight gain, depression, and fertility problems. It can also increase your risk of many chronic health conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
Dr. Nupur Gupta, Founder, Well Woman Clinic & Director, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Fortis Memorial Research Institute Gurugram, said, “Lifestyle habits play a big role in PCOS and having a healthy lifestyle has been shown to be the most effective approach to managing PCOS and reducing the severity of symptoms as no one wants to take medication for it.”
As yet there is no cure for this disease and most doctors recommend dietary and lifestyle modifications to deal with symptoms or prevent this problem.
If you want to avoid this disease then you have to make a few lifestyle changes. A few small changes can keep you safe from this disease.
Have more lean protein:
Add a high-protein diet which is more filling. It helps you reduce the insulin levels and can have positive effects on PCOS symptoms. You can add eggs, fish, and poultry to your diet.
Regular exercise is very important. It can improve your ovulation, and significantly reduce insulin resistance and induce greater weight loss, ultimately, reducing the chance of having PCOS.
Banish sugar from your diet
In young women with PCOS, high insulin levels can cause the ovaries to make more androgen hormones such as testosterone. Try to banish sugar from your diet to bring down your sugar levels.
Obesity is one of the most common causes of PCOS. Maintaining an ideal body weight significantly reduce the chance of developing this condition.
Stress is one of the most important causes of many health problems. It is also a factor that can lead to PCOS. Control your stress levels to avoid this condition.